What is React Native?



React Native is a JavaScript library created by Facebook for building UI on mobile platforms. This library can be shared among platforms, which make it easy to develop on both iOS and Android. Since it uses the same code for creating React Native iOS and React Native Android apps, the developer just needs to know the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript programming languages.

Working with React Native can dramatically shrink the resources required for building any mobile application. The prevailing advantage of this library is that any developer who knows how to work with React code can develop web, iOS, and Android apps with the same skillset. The developer can use the same code for deployment on iOS as well as on Android. This makes huge savings in development time and money. As per the calculations, 90% of the code can be reused between Android and iOS, which is already too good, saving some extra time for modifications.

At Tapston we had a pleasure to develop various apps for our clients. One of them is Babymonitor

This is an audio monitor & baby cam mobile application with sound recording, remote control and push-notifications for parents' easy to use. React Native was chosen and made the development process 1.5 times faster as well as reduced customer’s budget up to 2 times.

Another bright example is a project that has repeatedly hit the top applications in the Medicine section - Pregnancy app

This app is very functional and informative for women in their sensitive period of time. It includes a weekly pregnancy calendar, a schedule and weight records, notes and the ability to export all the data in PDF. Development with React Native library made it available on both iOS and Android platforms simultaneously.

We had a pleasure to develop a project for kids also – Foxywords

The target audience is 8+ with any level of knowledge. It is bright and dynamic, entertaining and teaching application capable of «tightening» anyone who downloads it. Often grammar is associated with something boring and uninteresting. So we developed an application, which is able to educate the user in an interesting and entertaining way. As a result, we got a modern mobile application for adults and children that helps to improve the level of spelling.

React Native is an easy to use library that allows building any apps on the request on iOS and Android simultaneously, saving time and what’s more important development costs.